Program


Scientific research on the clinical applications of psychodrama (Italian-English)

Date: 6 September 2019 from 16:30 to 18:15

Type: Symposium

Speakers: Maria Abate, Loredana Leone, Stefano Pirovano, Silvia Poli


Chairman: Laura Consolati


Laura Abate - Laura Consolati (Italy) - Effectiveness of psychodramatic therapy in patients with severe major depressive disorders -

Lo scopo di questo studio è valutare l’efficacia della terapia psicodrammatica in pazienti con MDD grave in comorbidità con Disturbi della Personalità rispetto al trattamento di routine.
E’ stato condotto presso la Casa di Cura Villa Santa Chiara, con sede a Verona (Italia). Ha incluso 30 pazienti depressi unipolari gravi in accordo con i criteri del DSM-IV. Sono stati randomizzati in un gruppo di studio, sottoposto ad una terapia psicodrammatica e in un gruppo di controllo sottoposto al solo protocollo terapeutico di routine. La valutazione clinica è stata effettuata mediante la somministrazione in 3 tempi successivi della Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), della Montgomery-Åsberg Depression Rating Scale (MADRS) e della Zung Self-Rating Anxiety Scale (SAS).
I risultati dello studio indicano la superiorità dell’approccio psicodrammatico rispetto a quello convenzionale per i seguenti motivi: 1. la terapia psicodrammatica causa una significativa riduzione dei punteggi sulle scale della depressione e dell’ansia; 2. il miglioramento è stabile nel tempo e si mantiene anche dopo il termine della terapia rispetto ai pazienti curati con terapia di routine che invece nel tempo peggiorano.

Loredana Leone - Stefano Pirovano (Italia) - Is changepossible in old age? -

Presentation of a group psychotherapy experience with psychodramatist methodology addressed to over 65 patients relating to the Psychologic Service of ASST Santi Paolo e Carlo, Milan.
Starting with the question about how the clinical intervention with elderly patients is connected with the changing during an old age stage, it wants to explore the contribution of psychodrama to the development tasks and to the typically themes of this life stage, including social isolation, mourning, physical deterioration and changing of social roles.

 Silvia Poli (Italia) - Psychodramatic psychotherapy with cancer patients: the role of semi-reality -

Introduction. Psychological support to cancer patients is essential to deal with the physical, psychological and relational sufferance that arises and often persists beyond treatment success. Group psychotherapy has been proven to be effective in reducing sufferance of cancer patients; however only few studies explored psychodramatic psychotherapy.
A preliminary study1 highlighted how the theme of death is frequently addressed during psychodramatic psychotherapy group sessions (89%) The theme of death has been identified in both the reality and the semi-reality dimension. Objective. The aim of the present study is to analyse how death is faced during semi-reality representation, in order to explore the functions and the consequences of this condition over both the active protagonist of the semi-reality representation and the other participants. Method. In the present study, 73 randomly selected sessions’ transcripts were analysed within inductive thematic analysis approach. Weekly sessions, of one hour and half each, were provided by the San Paolo Hospital of Milan. Two independent coder analysed the fragments of sessions in which the theme of death was addressed during a semi-reality representation. Results. Preliminary results suggest that the semi-reality dimension is used to directly address death and to talk about death related themes. Semi-reality dynamics allow to trigger transformative processes in the individual as well as in the group.

Who shall survive?
IAGP International Psychodrama Conference 2019

4/9/2019 - 8/9/2019, Iseo (BS) - Italy

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